Kickboxers conducted a grading examination

Rudi Bowe

The first kickboxing grading exercise after the Covid-19 lockdown, hosted by the The Namibia RCFAI & Kickboxing Academy took place on Saturday 3 April at the Kickboxing Gym in Walvis Bay.

The kickboxing grading exercise at MMA was to determine how students progress throughout the year. Belt grading systems are used by kickboxing academies as a way to both inspire and demonstrate a student’s advancement in the sport. The student needs to perform all required tasks and pass a number of tests and drills to earn the next colour or grade. The challenges and requirements depend on the kickboxing school with some institutions having levels within each grade to show how much the trainee has improved through the phases until he’s ready to move on to the next grade. There are corresponding exercises, requirements, sparring matches and tests along the course to ensure that the trainee is well-equipped and is competent enough for the belt the trainee is wearing.
Twenty two kickboxing students took part in the grading, after which all students received a certificate and a belt, and walked out proud as champions in their own right, with the youngest student only five years old.
The Namibia RCFAI & Kickboxing Academy has very high standards and the Academy is producing champions and maintaining exceptional standards.

The kickboxers that graded are, Aaron-Christian Mouton, Daniel Asmundsson and Jay-Cee Calaça – Blue. Ashwin Bezuidenhout, Ruben Dopazo and Ryan Almeida – Blue II with John Lestrade, Joshua Lestrade, Kurtley Jacobs, Monique Damon, Teagan Damon, Zach Jansen van Rensburg , Adrienne Damon, Bernard Mwiya, Corne Liebenberg and Cornelle Liebenberg – Red and John-Carter Mouton, Nathan Slinger, Raymundo Bowe, Tristan Green and Wade Slinger – Green with Ray Gryffenberg – Brown I.

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